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Calendar Profile

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039234D
Original Publication Date: 1987-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

McInroy, JW: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A method is described for customizing a calendar for an individual's use and using the customizing parameters in a mixed systems environment. Today's environment presents users with the challenge of using similar applications on a collection of systems. A common problem is customizing the user interface on one of the systems and then duplicating the customizing process on each of the other applications. A solution to this problem is to create a common profile of information to be used on each of the systems. The method employed in this application is used to customize a calendar profile. The calendar can be used on many different systems and the interface conserved.

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Calendar Profile

A method is described for customizing a calendar for an individual's use and using the customizing parameters in a mixed systems environment. Today's environment presents users with the challenge of using similar applications on a collection of systems. A common problem is customizing the user interface on one of the systems and then duplicating the customizing process on each of the other applications. A solution to this problem is to create a common profile of information to be used on each of the systems. The method employed in this application is used to customize a calendar profile. The calendar can be used on many different systems and the interface conserved. Such common customizing parameters as screen color, layout of months and holidays are stored and used to allow a user to view a calendar on an IBM Personal Computer the same way as on an IBM 3179 color display. Other customizing parameters make it possible to identify July 4th on a Muhammadan calendar. The parameter information provides the necessary information to allow the user interface on a calendaring system to be conserved on a variety of systems. The calendar profile, in conjunction with communication protocols, supports remote access and update capabilities for altering a profile. The advantage of using calendaring profiles is that profile information can be translated into specific dependencies of various systems, and the interface the user is comfortable with can be conserve...